Zygospira modesta Hall 1847 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Atrypida - Anazygidae

Alternative combination: Atrypa modesta

Full reference: J. Hall. 1847. Containing descriptions of the organic remains of the lower division of the New York system (equivalent of the Lower Silurian rocks of Europe). Paleontology of New York 1:1-338

Belongs to Zygospira according to H. J. Howe 1965

See also Foerste 1924 and Hall 1862

Sister taxa: Zygospira deflecta, Zygospira fallax, Zygospira gutta, Zygospira kentuckiensis, Zygospira lebanonensis, Zygospira matutina, Zygospira meafordensis, Zygospira resupinata, Zygospira sulcata

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Ordovician of Canada (6: Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec collections), United States (465: Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, Tennessee, Virginia)

Total: 471 collections including 473 occurrences

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